Edition 47
Read The Press
by Reverse Logistics Association

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Nation’s Largest POS & ATM Manufacturer Recommits Service Contract to Renova Technology for 2013
Atlanta, GA--21 January 2013--January 21, 2013 - Renova Technology, an electronics repair service provider specializing in component level repair of complex circuit boards, announced today that the nation’s largest POS and ATM manufacturer has extended its contractual agreement to Renova for 2013. Renova Technology provides repair on the manufacturer’s proprietary products for both legacy and in-warranty products. Full Article

Sims Metal Management Named One of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World For Fifth Consecutive Year
Sydney, Australia & New York--23 January 2013--Sims Metal Management (the "Company") has been designated as one of the Global Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the fifth consecutive year. The list, compiled by sustainable business publication Corporate Knights, was announced at the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Full Article

Fidelitone Logistics Expands Order Fulfillment Services by Merger with TechniPak LLC
Wauconda, IL--11 January 2013--Fidelitone Logistics, an industry leader in third party logistics (3PL) and supply chain performance, is pleased to announce a merger with an industry leading third-party logistics provider TechniPak LLC. Full Article

Walmart Canada Announces Expansion Plans
Mississauga, Ontario--22 January 2013--Today Walmart Canada announced that it plans to complete at least 37 supercentre projects in the company’s next fiscal year, which runs from February 1, 2013 to January 31, 2014. The company also announced it will be expanding its distribution network to support its ongoing store growth and expansion plans. Full Article

Flextronics joins MIT Forum Advisory Board
18 January 2013-The MIT Forum for Supply Chain Innovation announced today that Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX), one of the world’s largest manufacturing and end-to-end supply chain solutions companies, has become a strategic sponsor of the Forum. Full Article

ModusLink Names John J. Boucher as New President and CEO
15 January 2013-ModusLink Global Solutions today announced that John J. Boucher, 53, will become its President and Chief Executive Officer. Boucher, who brings more than 30 years of supply chain management experience to his new role, is expected to join the Company on January 28, 2013. Full Article

Fulfillment and logistics are bottlenecks to China’s ecommerce growth
12 January 2013-China’s ecommerce market continues to skyrocket with estimates of 2012 B2C sales likely to top $107bn. However this growth has placed pressue on the logistics infrastructure resulting in delivery issues. Not only is delivery a problem, but according to 360Buy, one of the largest Chinese ecommerce providers, “Ecommerce is developing quickly but fulfillment and logistics are the key bottlenecks.” Full Article

Reverse Logistics Update - Research Reveals Findings Behind Mobile Returns
16 January 2013-New research from voice solutions provider Voxware identifies why consumers return items purchased online or by phone. In addition, findings reveal how consumers’ experiences with the return process affect their future purchase intentions with retailers. Full Article


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